On October 9-10, the University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center (ERC) held its 15th Pilot Research Project (PRP) Symposium at the Vontz Center at UC’s Medical College Campus. This annual event provides the opportunity for scientists, local professionals and students from 12 regional universities to observe presentations and discuss a broad range of topics related to the Environmental health, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Occupational Nursing and Medicine. This Symposium provided a platform to illustrate some of the exceptional research conducted in the Tristate region (OH,KY and IN).
The academic assemblies were then followed with a networking picnic involving the students, professors, and professionals. The picnic provided the opportunity for the students to establish and strengthen relationships with peers in their field of study. With the success of the 15th PRP symposium, gratitude is due to the hosts Drs. Bhattacharya and Reponen, and also the efforts provided by the new PRP coordinator Chris Schaffer and help from previous coordinator Cyndy.
Keynote Speaker, Thursday, October 9, 2014
Dr. Moline’s research in the past has focused on the health effects of lead exposure, the health effects of theatrical smoke and fog on actors, and the effect of creosote on exposed workers. In recent years, many of Dr. Moline’s endeavors have been centered on the medical evaluation and treatment of World Trade Center (WTC) responders. She began seeing individuals whose health was affected by the WTC disaster in October 2001, and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the federally-funded medical programs for WTC responders. She has published over 29 articles on the physical and mental health effects of WTC exposure. She has received numerous awards for her service to WTC responders. In July 2011, Dr. Moline was awarded a 5-year, multi-million dollar contract to be the Director of the Queens World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Queens College.
Dr. Moline presented an informative seminar on:
“The World Trade Center Disaster and its Aftermath”
Keynote Speaker, Friday, October 10, 2014
“Safety Climate and the Lone Worker: Review of Research”
Director, Center for Behavioral Sciences
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
Discussion of Posters
NETWORKING EVENT-Food for Thought!
IMPACT: Pilot projects have resulted in Research-to-Practice ideas